Groundbreaking new research
September 2017 marked the launch of an exciting new research project, “Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession in England & Wales: developing future strategies.”
Prof. Debbie Foster of Cardiff University and independent researcher and photojournalist Dr Natasha Hirst will be undertaking this research, the first of it’s kind. The Lawyers with Disabilities Division (Law Society) have been key partners in the development of the project which aims to co-produce research with disabled legal professionals. We are continuing to seek the involvement of other groups across the legal profession.
Funded by the Disability Research into Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) programme, the research will be investigating the barriers and solutions for disabled people across the legal profession.
Latest news – Focus Groups:
Following a successful series of focus groups in 2017, we are delighted to announce further opportunities to take part in the research.
The 2018 Focus Groups for all disabled legal professionals will be:
Birmingham 12th February, 12.30 – 2pm
Cardiff 16th February, 2 – 3.30pm
Manchester 26th February 5 – 6.30pm
London (Barristers and Clerks only) 19th February, 4.30pm – 6pm
To accommodate any access requirements and ensure that group sizes are manageable, please book your place by emailing email@example.com
Please take a look around the website to find out how you can participate and follow the progress of the work.